Thought on Sunday

A Little Wickedness

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 20th January 2019      I know I shouldn’t have been, but I was really pleased, at the time, with my drawing of Fr. Ninian passing by my window on his way to French class. And why? Because he had only one student for French but...

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He Will Baptise With The Holy Spirit

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 13th January 2019      This year, more than ever before, I noticed how much reference there is to the Holy Spirit in the readings, so soon after Christmas. But I shouldn’t be surprised since Jesus was born and came among us so that he could...

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The story of The Magi

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 6th January 2019      The story of the Magi can be taken in different ways, but this year, let’s just take it as a pattern of all Christian prayer and life. The Magi seem to be those who are seeking and searching, and they are....

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Happy Christmas!

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 23rd December 2018      You know that ad on T.V. when the famous rugby star, Paul O’Connell, returns to his Primary school and is welcomed by his old teacher and all the children, who are very excited by it all. Then one little fellow announces...

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Coming Home For Christmas

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 16th December 2018      In our hearts, there’s a nostalgia for home and a longing for home especially at Christmas time. And the clever advertisers play songs about home that would have you in tears in seconds so that, blinded by your tears, you’ll buy...

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THE 7UPS!

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 9th December 2018         When someone asks, “How are you?” how do you respond? Do you say, “Fine!” meaning I don’t want to talk about it? Or do you say, “How much time do you have?” meaning you don’t want to hear about it....

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Stay awake!

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 2nd December 2018         Have I told you the story of the Spotted Dog Bar? It’s not a shaggy dog story. It’s a story about a very busy bar in a town in Ireland. Its owners, a husband and wife, don’t live on the...

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Christ our King

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 25th November 2018                      I saw a man nailed to a tree, His red blood running down. A scroll proclaimed he was a king But he looked more like a clown.   His face was white, with...

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Fr. Herman Nolan, C.P.

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 18th November 2018                      Fr Herman died on 14th Nov. 2009, the feast of St. Laurence O’Toole. From early on in life, Herman was captivated by beauty of all kinds; he fell in love with beauty in...

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Get a Life!

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 11th November 2018                                      This week I want to share with you a speech given by Anna Quindlen at the graduation ceremony of an American university. It is short and...

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